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September 13 @ 9:00am – 4:00pm

OneEleven, 325 Front St W

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Blockchain, FinTech and the New Canadian Industrial Revolution

FinTech and Blockchain are evolving at an astonishing rate and drastically reshaping the Canadian economy. According to PitchBook, venture capital financing in Canadian FinTech in 2016 reached $137.7M in 2016, up more than 35% on the year. Five years ago, it was $21.8M. Innovation and disruption in the financial services space have never been more prevalent, creating profound opportunity for the reinvigoration and reinvention of the financial services industry.

Technologies such as blockchain that promote decentralization, disintermediation, and digitization are not only disrupting the financial sector but are also being described by some experts as the new industrial revolution. What was once deemed impossible is becoming the reality.

Join OneEleven for Blockchain, FinTech and the New Canadian Industrial Revolution, where a panel of experts in FinTech and Blockchain will provide a deep discussion around the emerging financial services innovation in Canada.

Topics Include:

  • How FinTech companies are collaborating with personal financial services and financial institutions

  • The current and future vision of the Blockchain in Canada

Featured Speakers


9:00am Refreshments & Registration
9:40am Host Welcome
Bilal Khan, OneEleven
9:50am "The Second Era of the Internet: Could Canada Lead?"
The Blockchain Corridor

Don Tapscott, Blockchain Research Institute
10:35am Conversation Break
10:50am Collaboration in FinTech
Leen Li, Wealthsimple
Peter Tilton, RBC
Andrew Graham, Borrowell
Moderated by: Kerri-Lynn McAllister, Ratehub
11:35am Lighting Talks
Anthony Di Iorio, Decentral
Albert Lai, Big Viking Games
12:05am Lunch
1:00pm Lightning Talks
Hamed Abbasi, Plooto
Jenna Pilgrim, Blockchain Research Institute
Dan Rosen, D1g1t
1:50pmICO’s Disrupting Venture Capitalism
Alan Wunsche, Tokenfunder.io
Ethan Buchman, Tendermint
Hilary Carter, Blockchain Research Institute
Moderated by: Diane Kazarian, PwC
2:30pmConversation Break
2:50pmFintech Focus
Jill Earthy, FrontFundr
3:35pmIBM Blockchain & Fintech: Making life experiences different with digital banking
Esther Kim, IBM
Bilal Khan, OneEleven
*Available throughout the day: IBM Demo Pods

Stop by the IBM showcase "pods" to view and discuss spotlight demonstrations during these times for insight on how blockchain will change services in the financial, healthcare, energy and retail/distribution sectors.

The demo pods will be available during the following times:

9:00am-10:00am (registration)
10:45am-11:05am (break 1)
11:45am-12:45am (lunch)
2:35pm-2:50pm (break 2)

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